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Refugee Resettlement Fallacies

David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) (and a former British cabinet minister), criticized the Trump administration in a recent op-ed for its "animus" towards the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Like many refugee advocates before him, he makes a number of false assertions as he laments the current drop in refugee admissions into the U.S.
Topics: Refugees

OPT Program Provides Laborers to Contractors at 8.25% Discount

Proponents of the OPT program (Optional Practical Training) argue that it will keep the best and brightest foreign students in this country after graduation.

This is the program that provides a tax break of 8.25 percent to employers of recent alien graduates of U.S. universities. It should carry a sign that says "Americans Need Not Apply" because that tax break is not available if employers hires citizens or green card holders.

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